Symantec rolls out new mobile security solutions

Security firm Symantec is showcasing new security solutions designed to protect mobile devices within the enterprise.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

Symantec has rolled out new solutions aimed at improving mobile security within the workplace.

Showcased at Mobile World Congress and 2014's RSA Conference, the new security solutions include ways to keep information and data management secure across both iOS and Android devices.

Among the offerings are Norton Zone integration with the Symantec Encryption Management Server (SEMS) which allows customers to manage encryption keys themselves to protect sensitive data. In addition, Norton Zone provides support for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to provide single sign-on (SSO) via identity providers.

Symantec's new Push Authentication technology for Symantec Validation and ID Protection (VIP) Service is also on show; software that removes the need for manual entry of PIN numbers every time a VPN connection is established. Instead, users 'click' with their mobile device and the VPN client will automatically log in.

The firm says it is also expanding its mobile partner ecosystem -- an area where third-party licensed applications for both iOS and Android operating systems are organized securely for use by corporate end users. The program currently has 60 partners including Webalo, Damaka, Alfresco and SAVO Group, and over 125 applications.

"In a world where mobility plays an integral part of both our personal and professional lives, Symantec's mission is to help reduce security and privacy risks that prevent people from getting the most out of their devices," said Chandra J. Rangan, vice president of Enterprise Segment Marketing at Symantec. "We are thrilled to build out our partner ecosystem and share our expertise in mobile security management and technologies this week to further help our customers learn firsthand how easy it is to be productive and protected -- wherever they may be."

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